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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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Update failed, what to do? [duplicate]

Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-lts-quantal/linux-image-3.5.0-52-generic_3.5.0-52.78~precise1_amd64.deb Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' Failed to fetch ...
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Sudo apt-get update problem 12.04

Please Guys help me to fix this issues with update my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop: Get:38 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en [3,341 kB] Fetched 24.5 MB in 7min 9s (57.1 kB/s) ...
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Why can not I update? [duplicate]

I run lsb_release -a Output: No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise I run: nano /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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difference between sources.list and sources.list.distUpgrade

On ubuntu, in the /etc/apt/, there are two files: sources.list and sources.list.distUpgrade. But I only know they are used to update system. However, what are the the difference between them? by the ...
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xubuntu: weird boot screen and errors after reboot

I have installed Xubuntu and tried to install playonlinux to be able to install iTunes (for the iTunes store mostly). And to be able to play C&C Tiberian Dawn (cncnet.org) When I boot, the only ...
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Qt Creator Problems

When you open the Qt Creator you get the Welcome screen. When I click anything it opens a new window that is see though. Also now it will only stay open for a few mins then it just closes. What ...
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Odd behavior: cannot select the update sources [closed]

Oddly enough, they all look unselected - I do not know that this is really true, but they look like they are not selected. But most odd is that selecting them is impossible - as seen HERE. This ...
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Does the “security” repository provides anything not found in the “updates” repository?

For the limited number of package I looked at (e.g. apache), I found that the package version in the updates repository is always newer than or equal to the version available in the security ...
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How can I remove a malformed line from my source.list? [duplicate]

When trying to update, I end up getting, "An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update manager' package and include the ...
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1answer
706 views

Problems with software installation after kernel update

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. I decided to install Linux kernel 3.10 which was released recently so, i downloaded the kernel and header packages from kernel.ubuntu.com since it's not in raring ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS error when checking for software updates

Since 20th june 2013 I have tried running the software updater in ubuntu 12.04 LTS however it runs but returns this error W:Failed to fetch ...
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A “failed to fetch” error occurs when apt-get update is run. How do I fix this?

Contrary to the note above, I haven't found the answer to my problem. I have read almost a dozen apt-get update questions, most from askubuntu.com, with "failed to fetch" errors and tried the ...
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How bad are duplicate entries in sources.list? [duplicate]

What is sources.list? Is it like 'registry?' How important is it it to keep it 'clean?' When I did sudo apt-get update the last lines to display were these: W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Which repository are free software on 12.04

I know restricted and multiverse are not free software, but what about source code and independent? EDIT : I'm referring to free as in freedom.
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Need help fixing “E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htp could not be found.”

I've tried and tried, but can't seem to find anything that works. I also see that I have no sources.list, help with both would be nice and probably necessary
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How do I fix “E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 'X' in source list” error?

This is the error I'm getting from using sudo apt-get update E:Type 'b-src' is not known on line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tiheum-equinox-precise.list How can I fix this?
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Will Adobe Reader 9.5.3 be offered in partner repository?

Will there be an Ubuntu package in the Canonical Partner repository for the security update Adobe Reader 9.5.3? ...
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Change software sources from the command line

When I want to change the mirror I am using for updates, I can open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources, and from there select another server. This then goes through my ...
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Problem with the “sudo apt-get update” command

I'm a beginner when it comes to the Linux environment. I recently tried to install some extensions in Linux. I've entered some commands like: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool and then when I ...
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Stop Ubuntu from upgrading with specific updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent Thunderbird from updating automatically? I have PPA installed on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and it keeps prompting me with an update for a certain ...
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Solving the Ubuntu 12.04 Update Error: (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

Problem Description: Each time i try to download the updates for my operating system (Ubuntu 12.04) i get the following list of error messages: W:Failed to fetch ...
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Error 404 in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? How is fix this problem? W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/[distro]/partner/source/Sources 404 Not Found ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu ...
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How to resolve fetch error while update packages on ubuntu server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apt-get update fails to fetch files, “Temporary failure resolving …” error This is same problem which questioned many time on askubuntu, but still there are no perfect ...
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Why are the latest releases of programs not in the Software Centre? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? The way I understand the Ubuntu project from a corporate point of view is that companies can ...
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404 can not update natty multiverse

It first happend about a week ago that I received this error message the first time. It shows up daily. W:Failed to fetch ...
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Why do I need to run sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why run sudo apt-get update before installing a package? If I wanted to install some software like below. Why do I need to run the sudo apt-get update before ...
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apt-get keeps saying to check Internet, while I have a good connection

I need to check if I have updates for Ubuntu. I think it is 12.04 As you can see this is what it says: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. Details: W:Failed ...
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having problems with update manager

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu system, but cannot do anything with the Update Manager. It loads up 3/4 of the way and then says: Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem ...
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Why does Update Manager fail with “`ain' not known on line 1” in sources.list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Could not initialise the package information An ...
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How to fix “-5 No address associated with hostname error” while updating?

I am getting this error frequently while updating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I fix it? Log is: Ign http://archive.scrapy.org precise/main Translation-en Fetched 6,620 kB in 1min 21s (81.2 kB/s) W: ...
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Apt-Get Update: failure to fetch; can't connect to any sources

I realize there are dozens of "apt-get update: failure to fetch" questions (I read through all I could find), but my present circumstance is unique to 12.04 and it affects all sources; not just ...
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Why does my Ubuntu 12.04 install not pull this security update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Manager Not working Fail to Download Repository Information I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 about a week ago and it is not letting me receive security updates. It ...
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Why are my apt-get update fetches so large? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: the size of apt-get update lists is too big After clean installing 12.04 (Release Candidate), and accepting all updates and upgrades till today, I find that sudo apt-get ...
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“Tick” does not show on “software source”

I'm having update issues with 11.04. Read one possible solution about selecting "software sources" in the repository. The thing is i can not select it, (tick it) just shows a line "-". Why is this? ...
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Errors running apt-get update after upgrading to 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? I recently updated my Chromebook that was running Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and since updating, whenever I run ...
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What is the “proposed” repository?

What exactly does this repository contain and why should a user either stay away from it, or add the repository?